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DECEMBER 2018

5 December 2018, Anaesthesia for the older patient; London

Anaesthesia for the older patient We are all aware of increasing numbers of elderly patients in our hospitals with multiple comorbidities and age related issues, who require surgical and anaesthetic

DECEMBER 2018

12-13 December 2018, Winter Symposium; London

Innovation is the theme for this year’s Winter Symposium and the varied programme will feature a mix of lectures, short updates and debates with the addition of airway workshops to

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Survey of Post-Operative Prescribing Preferences in the United Kingdom among Anaesthesia professionals*

  Emily Pallister produces a survey asking which medications are most widely available to anaesthetists for post-operative prescribing, and if others are increasing in popularity and accessibility    Summary Drug prescribing

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New Kanmed Warming Cabinet And WarmCloud Available From CMS

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE The new Kanmed Desk Top Warming Cabinet is now available from Central Medical Supplies (CMS), along with the unique updated Kanmed WarmCloud. CMS is the sole UK distributor for Swedish

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Enthermics ivNow fluid warmers available from Central Medical Supplies

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Updated Enthermics ivNow® fluid warming products, with new features, are now available from Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS). Enthermics is a pioneering company in the patient warming arena and

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Barriers to the implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist

Jennifer Blakelidge talks about the success and barriers following the creation of the WHO standardised Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC)   Introduction The World Alliance for Patient Safety [1] identified surgery

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Patients who undergo major operations without opioids have shorter hospital stays

Opioids have been a mainstay of pain control for patients who undergo major operations, but they can become addictive for some patients, and unused pills have been identified as a

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Trick or treat (Drug packaging and the challenges)

Dr Avinash Aswath, of Darent Valley Hospital, has noticed a rather scary similarity in drug packaging   Introduction and description of scenario I started my shift in Obstetric theatres as

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How wasp and bee stinger designs help deliver the pain

In a new study, researchers found that the stingers of the two species are about five times softer at the tip than at the base to make it easier to

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Bringing safe anaesthesia to the people of rural Mongolia

Professor David Pescod is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Director at the Department of Anaesthesia, The Northern Hospital, Victoria, Australia. He is also a Council